Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers
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It was established in December 1995 as a guild by members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and became a company without livery status in December 2000. On 18 January 2005, the Court of Aldermen granted the company's petition to become the City's 107th livery company in the order of precedence. It was granted a royal charter in July 2009, which was presented to the Company by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in May 2010 at St. Bartholomew's Hospital's Great Hall.
The central feature of the Company's coat of arms is a large chequered diagonal cross. This X-shape suggests the Roman numeral for 10, and the historical tenth or tithe, with a pattern resembling the board used by the Exchequer for tax accounting.
The Company motto is Veritas, Caritas, Comitas, Latin for Truth, Charity, Courtesy.